Kyoto Ryokan Kinoe
605-0812 Kyoto, Kyoto, Higashiyama-ku Yasuikado Higashioji, Japan – Great location - show map
Ryokan Kinoe is in central Kyoto, just a 5-minute walk from the Gion area. It features a traditional stone garden, 24-hour public baths and spacious rooms with private bathrooms.
Guests at Kinoe Ryokan can stretch out on the soft tatami floors and comfortable futon beds. Each room includes a sitting area and refrigerator. Fresh tea and a satellite flat-screen TV make it easy to relax.
Music and dance performances by geisha or maiko can be booked, for a fee. Guests can unwind with a massage or get sightseeing tips from the concierge. Free Wi-Fi is provided in the lobby.
Multi-course meals (kaiseki) featuring seasonal specialties are served for breakfast and dinner. Each meal is prepared using fresh local ingredients and is served in guests’ rooms. Western breakfast can be requested at time of booking.
Ryokan Kinoe is only a 6-minute walk from Yasaka Shrine and a 15-minute walk from Kiyomizu-dera Temple. JR Kyoto Train Station is a 10-minute drive away. Free parking is available.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What's a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature bathhouses, multicourse dinners, communal spaces where guests can relax, and rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon mats. Like hotels, a range of ryokans (from budget to luxury) is available. What originated centuries ago as a free rest house for long-distance travelers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation surrounded by therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the big differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is just a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just a place to sleep. In Japan, many travelers journey long distances to relax in a hot spring bath and feast on a traditional multicourse dinner – staying in a ryokan is an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw floors and futon beds (no Western beds and carpeting). You should also remove your shoes at the entrance of the room, or before you enter it. Modern ryokans might serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while more traditional ryokans tend to serve in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms have a private bathroom, and others might just have a shared bathroom.
- What's a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodying beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Every one of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multicourse Japanese dinner is prepared in a way that highlights the unique textures, colors, and flavors of featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Most commonly served at special restaurants and ryokans, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-size appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish, like sushi), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot-pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What's a yukata?
- A yukata is a casual summer kimono or robe, typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans provide guests with yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it's common to see guests strolling through the neighborhood in their yukatas. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for sleeping and relaxing in.
- How should I wear a yukata?
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a robe. Take the right side of the yukata and wrap it across your body. Then, take the left side and wrap it over the right, making sure that the robe is level at your ankles. Pinning the yukata closed on the right side, wrap the sash around your waist a couple of times and then tie a bow. Generally, the bow is tied around the waist for women, and the hips for men.
- What's a Japanese hot spring (onsen)?
- Onsen (literally "hot spring") is a term often used to refer to both the mineral-rich hot springs and the bathing facilities that house them. Whether the bath is public or private, gender-segregated or mixed, indoor or outdoor, soaking and unwinding in the soothing geothermal waters at an onsen is a millennia-old custom deeply embedded in Japanese culture.
- What's standard bathing etiquette?
- At a bathhouse—onsen or not—guests are expected to remove all clothing in their respective changing rooms before entering the bathing area. As a common courtesy, once inside the bathing area, guests should wash and rinse their bodies thoroughly before quietly stepping into the hot water. Whether you relax in solitude or converse softly with others is up to you, but guests should always be mindful of others. Wash towels are often used to cover one’s private areas while walking around. However, note that you should not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among Japan's youth, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you might still be refused admission to bathhouses and swimming pools. Small tattoos can be covered up using waterproof bandaids, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
This is our guests' favorite part of Kyoto, according to independent reviews.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip.
Most popular amenities
- What time do I have to arrive for dinner?Would you like to eat dinner in our hotel arrival until 7:00pm. After then can’t to prepare to dinner request.Answered on January 9, 2020
- Is it easy to get from Kyoto Ryokan Kinoe to Kansai International Aiport?From our hotel to airport (KIX) Limousine car (Share car or Private) direct to there about 1H50M. By train from our hotel to central station by taxi 20min. JR line 1H30min (Airport express) Any question contact to me.Answered on January 15, 2020
Most popular amenities
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
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Crib and extra bed policies
Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Kyoto Ryokan Kinoe accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
You must check in by 19:00 to eat dinner at the property. Guests who check in after this time may not be served dinner, and no refund will be given. Guests arriving after 19:00 must inform the property in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.
Guests who wish to include meals in addition to your plan must make a request at least 7 days before the date of arrival. Please contact the property directly for the meal charges.
Please inform the property of food allergies and other special meal requests in advance. Special meal requests including requests for Western breakfast must be made at least 7 days prior to arrival date, and any additional requests cannot be accepted on the day of arrival.
Breakfast is served from 07:30 to 08:30.
A child rate applies to children under 6 years old. This also applies to children who use an existing bed.
Please note that the property does not make reservations for sightseeing tours or other restaurants for guests.
An accommodation tax per person, per night is not included in the price and must be paid at the property.
FAQs about Kyoto Ryokan Kinoe
The prices at Kyoto Ryokan Kinoe may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Guests staying at Kyoto Ryokan Kinoe can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).
Breakfast option(s) include:
From the nearest airport, you can get to Kyoto Ryokan Kinoe by:
- Airport shuttle (public) 2h
- Train 2h
Check-in at Kyoto Ryokan Kinoe is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.
Kyoto Ryokan Kinoe offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Public Bath
Kyoto Ryokan Kinoe is 1.6 miles from the center of Kyoto.
Room options at Kyoto Ryokan Kinoe include: